Tag: trump

EDITORIAL

Don’t Bet Against Trump For A Next White House Run

It’s early days yet to talk about another Presidential run for Donald J. Trump, but as they say on this side of the pond, nothing is off the table. In the 2020 general election, Donald Trump won more than 70 million votes, the second-highest total in American history. Nationally, he has more than a 47% share of the vote, winning […]

NEWS

President Joe Biden Lifts Trump’s Refugee Cap

President Joe Biden has lifted the U.S. annual refugee cap after a push back from progressives and refugee agencies. The President had initially opted to keep former President Trump’s cap of 15,000. Now, the President has decided to increase that number to 62,500. “I am revising the United States’ annual refugee admissions cap to 62,500 for this fiscal year. This […]

POLITICS

President Trump Ratchets Up Pardons And Commutations On His Way Out Of Office

President Donald J. Trump has granted pardons to 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of an additional 70 individuals. These include Steve Bannon, Lil Wayne, Kodak Black and Kwame Kilpatrick. However, the list issued by the White House does not include the outgoing president or any of his family members, despite earlier reports. Rapper Lil Wayne pleaded guilty in federal […]

NEWS

Biden Gets New Twitter Account

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will get his official tweet going as President following his inauguration next week. However, his new official Twitter account will start with zero followers. This move is a marked change from the last transition, where the incoming President inherited an account with millions of followers. Donald Trump inherited the Potus account with about 13 million or […]

NEWS

President Trump Unplugged

Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook have decided to unplug President Trump from their social media platform. “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of […]

POLITICS

Trump Weighed In The Balance And Found Wanting

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is set to bring a new article to the House floor as early as Monday, charging President Trump with “incitement of insurrection” for his role in encouraging a mob that went on to ransack the Capitol on Wednesday. Several Republican leaders are also now jumping the Trump ship to join with Democrats on the article of […]

POLITICS

Guess Who Said These Words?

Now, contrary to the old adage, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me” ⎯ words hurt, and their usage can also have harmful and devastating effects not only on an individual but also on the psyche of an entire nation ⎯ tantamount to any weapon of mass destruction, though not in the same physical […]

POLITICS

President Trump — Count Me Out Of Biden’s Inauguration

President Trump is again breaking with the norms. On Friday, the President said he would not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. President Trump has repeated claims that he had won the “legal vote” and made accusations of electoral fraud and “historic election interference.” However, Mr. Trump has provided no evidence to support his claims. “To all of those who have […]

EDITORIAL

Biden’s Call On Trump To Sign Off On COVID-19 Relief Bill Is Lame

President-elect Joe Biden certainly believes that half of a loaf is better than no loaf, and that might have prompted his call on President Trump to immediately sign off on a COVID-19 relief bill put forward by Congress. He has charged Trump for the “abdication of responsibility.” However, is that the call or charge that Biden should be making at […]

POLITICS

Trump Up The Ante In Criticisms Of Biden’s Son And Attorney General Barr

There is no letup in President Trump’s tweet as he seeks to take on all and sundry in the closing days of his White House “reign.” His latest salvo is against Attorney General William Barr, calling him “a big disappointment” and raising the prospect of a high-profile shake-up in the waning days of his administration. Trump’s angst is Barr’s public […]